Application of microscale wind and detailed wind power plant data in large-scale wind generation simulations

Matti Juhani Koivisto*, Konstantinos Plakas, Ernesto Rodrigo Hurtado Ellmann, Neil Davis, Poul Sørensen

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    With increasing wind installations, there is a need to analyse wind generation variability in detail. This paper applies the reanalysis approach for modelling the variability; however, with two important additions. Firstly, high-resolution microscale data is combined with mesoscale reanalysis time series to model local variability in wind. Secondly, as there are often missing technical parameters in large-scale wind power plant datasets, machine learning is used to estimate the missing values. It is shown that such detailed modelling leads to more accurate simulations than a baseline model when compared to historical data from multiple European countries. In addition, applicability of the methodology for analysing future scenarios with changing wind installations is demonstrated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number106638
    JournalElectric Power Systems Research
    Issue numberS1
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2021
    EventXXI Power Systems Computation Conference - ONLINE EVENT, Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 29 Jun 20203 Jul 2020
    Conference number: 21


    ConferenceXXI Power Systems Computation Conference
    LocationONLINE EVENT
    Internet address


    • Microscale
    • Random forest
    • Reanalysis
    • Variability
    • Wind


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